School transport in Dubai is safe, RTA says

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By Shafaat ShahbandariStaff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Parents are being called on to stop the school run and let their children take the school bus.

School buses in Dubai adhere to the highest safety standards, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says. As many as 131,000 pupils in Dubai use school buses daily, served by more than 5,000 buses.

According to the RTA, no school buses have been involved in any major accident over the past four years, adhering to the highest safety standards implemented by the authority. Consequently there haven’t been any casualties in the same period.

“Using buses is beneficial for everyone, including parents and children. Travelling by bus children are more likely to reach schools and home on time. There will be fewer traffic jams, which could result from parents using their personal cars, which will also mean there will be less pollution,” said Tareq Al Gaith, Director of Franchise and Monitoring at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency. More info